Groupset Reviews and News


Shimano Dura Ace R9100 first ride review


Shimano made wholesale changes to its top-of-the-line Dura-Ace road group. But how do the new components perform on the road?

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Shimano launches new SORA R3000 and METREA U5000


Shimano has launched a pair of new groupsets, one with premium road technologies trickled down its line, and one for improved city riding.

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How To: Install SRAM’s new Red eTap wireless drivetrain


Just as you would expect, SRAM’s new eTap wireless electronic shifting drivetrain is fairly simple to set up. That’s what happens when you do away with all the cables, housing and wires.

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SRAM Red eTap wireless groupset finally debuts


After an extended development and testing period, SRAM has finally launched its new wireless electronic groupset for road bikes called Red eTap. Shifters and derailleurs communicate with each other via SRAM’s own encryption system.

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Rotor Uno hydraulic groupset for road set to launch


All the sudden the road groupset arena is getting very crowded. The space heretofore dominated by Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo is about to add another player. Read on to find out more about the new offering from Rotor.

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Review: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 Mechanical Groupset


Top Shimano mechanical group delivers with supreme ergonomics, top braking and shifting performance.

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Review: 2012 SRAM Red Groupset


The lightest & quietest mechanical groupset available today SRAM Red makes a strong argument to ditch any thoughts you had of going electronic.

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Official – 2012 SRAM RED Available This Spring


New SRAM RED represents the pinnacle of Road racing technology and delivers countless Performance Advantages to the Professional and Enthusiast alike. Available: March 2012 Groupset MSRP: $2575 New SRAM RED Changes Everything For 2012, the new SRAM RED continues in the SRAM tradition as the leader in light weight, flawless shifting, and ergonomic advantage with […]

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Closeup Images of New SRAM Red Groupset Start to Surface


SRAM is not set to announce their latest groupset until next year, but that hasn’t stopped images and rumors from swirling around the web. Though quiet thus far on details, SRAM has sent us these closeups and one liners to whet our appetite. These images are giving us a glimpse at what’s to come… Shift […]

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Shimano Announces new Ultegra Di2 Electronic Shifting Groupset


Professional riders have been using the Shimano Dura-Ace components with Di2 electronic shifting technology in the biggest races in the world over the past four years: over the highest mountains, in the most extreme weather conditions and over the worst possible roads and cyclo cross tracks. Now it is time to introduce this revolutionary technology […]

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SRAM announces White Apex Groups


SRAM announced today, two new versions of the Apex groupset. White. It’s the new black! SRAM is now offering Apex in a new white colorway. Also available will be a flat bar version of the Apex groupset, also in white. Press Release and Pics after the jump.

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SRAM's RED Turns Black


After the success of the Limited Tour Edition (LTE), starting February 2011, SRAM RED will be available in a new color option: Black. With market trends more and more focused on product customization, SRAM offers another choice to consumers and customers. The Black RED groupset adds an elegant black finish (rear derailleur, front derailleur, and […]

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Featured User Review: Dura-Ace 7900 Groupset


Featured User Review: Dura-Ace 7900 Groupset by michaeld-c Price: $1380.00 at chainreactioncycles Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Bike Setup: Scott Addict. DA 7900. DA C24 Clinchers. Summary: This is a strange review for me because I’ve long been a Campag fan. Before I go any further I just want to […]

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Featured User Review: Campagnolo Chrous 11 Speed Groupset


Featured Review: Campagnolo Chrous 11 Speed Groupset by Michael Price Paid:: $1125.00 Review Date: June 7, 2010 Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Summary: Have ridden and /or owned groupsets from all the main players in the last few years, this suits my needs / wants the best. Shifting is really […]

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SRAM Announces New Budget Level Road Groupset


SRAM Apex – Wherever the Road Takes You You work forty plus hours a week, take your kids to soccer games every weekend, enjoy good food and wine, love the game of tennis, watch the Tour de France on TV, and consider cycling a fun way to stay fit. Your bike is equipped with SRAM […]

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Sea Otter Classic – SRAM Announces New 2010 Force Groupset


For 2010 SRAM’s original top-end professional road gruppo, SRAM Force, reclaims the spotlight with exciting upgrades, lighter weight, while continuing to deliver race-proven performance. The New SRAM Force admittedly borrows from SRAM’s professional RED gruppo, including race-inspired graphics, featuring its distinctive white logo against black carbon. The aluminum is anodized with a sleek ‘zephyr silver’ […]

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First look – 2010 Campagnolo Athena 11 Speed!


Finally seen in person, the rumored Athena 11 Speed groupset is real. RoadBikeReview forum member Kwantani snapped a few pictures of the newest 11 speed groupset in the wild tonight. Looks like the levers get the carbon treatment, while the rest of the kit is silver alloy. We’re assuming Athena will be the “entry” level […]

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Cervelo Diet – Ultimate Mods for the Ultimate Bike Introduction


Cervelo Diet – Ultimate Mods for the Ultimate Bike, the Cervelo R3 – By Twain Mein I purchased a used Cervelo R3 frame from a poster in RoadBikeReview classifieds in March of 2008. Luckily, it was in mint condition and I got a great deal on a phenomenal frame & fork. The R3, though now […]

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2009 Campagnolo Chorus 11 Speed – First Ride Impression Review


Brian Sarmiento introducing Super Record at Interbike For 2009, Campagnolo is “Raising the Level” and introducing not one, not two, but three groupsets in the 11 speed variety. Super Record, Record, and Chorus will all be available in 11 speed. And after Brian from Campagnolo stopped by our offices this past summer to introduce Super […]

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2008 SRAM Rival Groupset Pro Review


SRAM Rival Pro Review – By Steve Cooper Component Weights as listed on SRAM website DoubleTap shifter/brake levers: 340 grams Rear Derailleur: 188 grams Front Derailleur: 102 grams (band clamp version tested) Compact Crankset with BB: 830 grams Brakeset: 287 grams/pair MSRP: $899 The temptation to introduce melodramatic themes into a SRAM Rival review is […]

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